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" To cry aim," in archery, to encourage the archers by crying out aim, when they were about to shoot. Hence it came to be used for to applaud, to encourage, in a general sense See King John, ii. "
A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to ... - Page 14
by Robert Nares - 1859
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The Dramatic Works of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - 1826 - 830 pages
...sickness. IfT. All'. 2,4. Aim, scope, mark. OF, 3, 1. CE. 3. 2; gness, surmise , gathering. 0. 1, 3. To cry aim , in archery, to encourage the archers by crying out Ancient, a corruption of ensign, flag, standard. alld. 4, ZOI, 1. #L. 5, 1. nrf- By confusion of the...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Life of Shakespeare. Seven ages ...

William Shakespeare - 1826
...money than I'll speak of. Skul. We have lingered about a match between 1 To cry aim, in archery was to encourage the archers by crying out aim when they...for to applaud or encourage, in a general sense. It seems that the spectators in general cried aim occasionally, as a mere word of encouragement or applause....
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1826
...lingered about a match between 1 To cry aim, in archery was to encourage the archers by crying ont aim when they were about to shoot. Hence it came to...for to applaud or encourage, in a general sense. It seems that the spectators in general cried aim occasionally, as a mere word of encouragement or applause....
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Knowledge for the People ...

John Timbs - 1832
...was the word "aim" formerly used for applause or encouragement ? Because, to cry aim, in archery, was to encourage the archers by crying out aim, when they were about to shoot. Why was to "give aim," an office of direction and ass stance ? Because the person chosen stood within...
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Pierce Egan's Book of Sports, and Mirror of Life: Embracing the Turf, the ...

Pierce Egan - Amusements - 1832 - 414 pages
...word ' aim' formerly used for applause or encouragement 1 — Because, to cry aim, in archery, was to encourage the archers by crying out aim, when they were about to shoot. Why was to ' give aim,' an office of direction and assistance ? — Because the person chosen stood...
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The dramatic works of William Shakspeare, with notes original and ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1842
...I must excuse myself, master Ford. 1 To ery aim, in archery was to encourage the archers by eryint aim when they were about to shoot. Hence it came to be ing o used that word ng ou am wen tey were aou o soo. ence came to e used for to applaud or encourage,...
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Shakespeare's Plays: With His Life, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1847
...professional habits. SCENE II. " — all my neighbours »hall CRY AIM." — To cry aim, in archery, was 2h ې k 0 =zngЎsQq ^= O" . p4 ,B& bA8l[ؾ4?; (zYfzҢ Q A lIҤRI Thus, in KING JOHN, act ii. scene 1. 4 It ill beseems thw presence to cry aim To these ill luuc'l repetitions.'...
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Comedies. Two gentlemen of Verona

William Shakespeare - 1847
...neighbours shall CRT AIM." — To cry aim, in archery, was to encourage the archers by crying out j3im espeare Thus, in KING JOHN, act ii. scene 1. 1 It ill I ><•-,-, -in* this presence to cry aim To these ill-tuned...
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A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases ..., Volume 1

James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps - English language - 1847 - 960 pages
...Tragédie of Richard the Third, p. 27. (4) " To cry aim," in archery, to encourage the archers by cryiug out aim, when they were about to shoot. Hence it came to be used for, to applaud, to encourage, in a general sense. See King John, ii. 1. A person so employed was called an aim-crier,...
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A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases ..., Volume 1

James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps - English language - 1850
...Corner's Shakespeare, i. 167 ; Tarlton's Jests, p. 24 ; True Tragédie of Richard the Third, p. 27. (4) " To cry aim," in archery, to encourage the archers by crying out aim, when they were al>out to shoot. Hence it came to be used for, to applaud, to encourage, in a general sense See King...
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